Mark brought over a Tristan da Cunha birthday cake to last week’s meeting of the Mississauga Scrabble Club:
When he asked what kind of cake I wanted. I said “chocolate with a lot of icing”. I could eat a cake with nothing but icing. No cake filler, just icing on top of icing. This cake shows a map of the island of Tristan da Cunha. I cut into it first and decided to leave the island unscathed. I ate the corner piece (for icing lovers, a corner piece is but of course) with my name on it. I sent the photo to my Tristan host family who naturally loved it. Birthdays are big on Tristan, as islanders celebrate with elaborate cakes. Each baker on Tristan could work in an upscale bakery, as some of the cakes I have seen come out of island kitchens leave me drooling in amazement.